The button packs are a mixture of well-known and less famous, younger and older, from different movements. A great resource for starting conversations and spreading support.
The money Blue Ridge ABC raises goes into the local political bail fund, also fund their monthly letter writing events and paying for postage and stationary, helps them pay for posters for upcoming benefits and trainings, sometimes goes to prisoners commissaries, and to support legal defense funds like Black Mama Bail Out or supporting the local undocumented community when raids occur.
Greg Curry’s name, face and support show up on the buttons in pack #5.
The buttons have a two-fold aim: to spread information and the images of currently-held political prisoners in the U.S., and to fundraise for our local operations as an anti-repression group.
Blue Ridge ABC also made the design is available for free at: https://brabc.blackblogs.org/pp-ppow-buttons/.
Button packs represent:
#1) Pack #1: Sean Swain, Jeremy Hammond, Mumia Abu-Jamal, Jaan Laaman, Hanif Shabaz Bey, Dion Ortiz;
#2) Ramsey Orta, Reality Winner, Leonard Peltier, Muhammad Burton, Chuck Africa, Imam Siddique Abdullah Hasan;
#3) Joshua Williams, Marius Mason, Tom Manning, Janet Africa, Kevin “Rashid” Johnson, Russell “Maroon” Shoats;
#4) Red Fawn Fallis, Michael Kimble, Eddie Africa, Joe-Joe Bowen, Walter Bond, Bill Dunne;
#5) Oso Blanco, James “Angry Bird” White, David Gilbert, Greg Curry, Ed Poindexter, Janine Africa;
#6) Jennifer “Babygirl” Gann, Delbert Africa, Jalil Muntaqim, Xinachtli, Michael “Little Feather” Giron, Romaine “Chip” Fitzgerald;
#7) Ruchell “Cinque” Magee, Kamau Sadiki, Eric King, Nina Droz Franco, Bomani Shakur, Ronald Reed;
#8) Veronza Bowers, Mutulu Shakur, Casey Brezik, Rayquan Borum, Josh “Skelly” Stafford, Keith “Comrade Malik” Washington;
#9) Jay Chase, Jalil Al Amin, Doug Wright, Sundiata Acoli, Michael “Rattler” Markus, Abdul Azziz
You can purchase randomized button packs (so as to spread out the solidarity) via the folks at The Final Straw Radio’s webstore for $5 (+ shipping) a six-pack.